About

Colombia born artist, cultural activist and independent curator Alexandra Rojas (b. 1977) lives and works in the Lower East Side and Upstate New York.  Rojas is characterized as a multimedia artist, whose work has been shown internationally.  Her work can be found in The Library of Congress, Rare Books (Washington, D.C), Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), and Fales Library, New York University (New York, NY).  Recently, she was a guest speaker at Parsons School of Design (New York, NY), and, in addition to speaking, exhibited at BMW Guggenheim Lab (New York, NY).  Rojas is co-director of Bullet Space (New York, NY), an urban artist collaborative collective, founded Derailment Depot (Gilbertsville, NY), and co-founded 24-6 Space (New York, NY).  She has been reviewed in Saatchi & Saatchi Magazine, Vice, M Magazine, and Brooklyn Rail.  Later this year she will be included The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America, curated by Dora Espinoza, at Belskie Museum of Art & Science INC (Closter, NJ); and finally, Rojas will be an artist in residence at KinoSaito (Verplanck, NY) in 2019, which will culminate in an exhibition of works made on the premises. 

Colombian born artist, cultural activist and independent curator Alexandra Rojas (b. 1977) lives and works in the Lower East Side and Upstate New York.  Rojas is characterized as a multimedia artist, whose work has been shown internationally.  Her work can be found in The Library of Congress, Rare Books (Washington, D.C), Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), and Fales Library, New York University (New York, NY).  Recently, she was a guest speaker at Parsons School of Design (New York, NY), and, in addition to speaking, exhibited at BMW Guggenheim Lab (New York, NY).  Rojas is co-director of Bullet Space (New York, NY), an urban artist collaborative collective, and founded Derailment Depot (Gilbertsville, NY).  She has been reviewed in Saatchi & Saatchi Magazine, Vice, M Magazine, and Brooklyn Rail.  Later this year she will be included The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America, curated by Dora Espinoza, at Belskie Museum of Art & Science INC (Closter, NJ); and finally, Rojas will be an artist in residence at KinoSaito (Verplanck, NY) in 2019, which will culminate in an exhibition of works made on the premises. 

 

Alex Rojas

(b. 1977, Bogotá, Colombia)

Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

2003

BFA: School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019

Alexandra Rojas, Curated by Gösta Reiland, KinoSaito Gallery, Verplanck, NY (Forthcoming) 

2015

Learning How To See In The Dark, with Andrew Castrucci, Curated by Simone Mantellassi, More Art Space, Oneonta, NY

2011

Dismantled, Curated by Steve Cannon, A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, NY

2009

Continuum, with David Row, Curated by Andrew Castrucci, Bullet Space, New York, NY

The Perfect Crime: 25 Years 1983-2008, Bullet Space, New York, NY

2000

U-Turn, Two Person Exhibition, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America, Curated by Dora Espinoza, Belskie Museum of Art & Science INC, Closter, NJ (Forthcoming)

2017

Interference, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY 

2015

Drawing a Blank, Curated by Walter Sipser, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Mestiso, Bullet Space, New York, NY 

2014

Traslochi Emotivi Milan, Italy, Bullet Space, New York, NY

D(RAW), Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

2013

Memphis Social, Curated by Tom McGlynn (Apex Art), Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Marshal Arts, Curated by Herbert Pinkney, Memphis, TN

Memphis Social, 115 Union, B Space Collective, Memphis, TN

In Form, Curated by T Webber, 24-6 Space, New York, NY

2012

Bullet Space Collective, Guggenheim Lab, New York, NY

2011

Wrong Place for the Right People, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Mob, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

2010

Alternative Histories, Curated by Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, Lauren Rosati, and Herb Tam, Exit Art, New York, NY

2008

Construction Brigade, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

The Charlie Parker Festival, Curated by Steve Cannon, A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, NY

2005   

Skyway, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Shift & Burn, AC & AR, Bullet Space, New York, NY

2004

East Village ASU, Curated by Rick Prol, B-Side Gallery, New York, NY

Group Show, Curated by Joseph Kurhaiec, Treadwell Museum, Treadwell, NY

Hanger Show, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY.

2002

Reactions, Curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art, New York, NY

Life of The City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

New York Stories, Curated by Maggie Wrigley, Bullet Space, New York, NY

The Charlie Parker Festival, Curated by Steve Cannon, A Gathering oft he Tribes, New York, NY

Group Show, The Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2001

Circle of Fire, Angel Orsanz Foundation, New York, NY

Blood Rubber + Fixative, Bullet Space, New York, NY

1999

Blood Wine, Mattituck Vineyard Gallery, Mattituck, NY

Group Show, Midland Gallery, Montclair, NJ

Curated Exhibitions

2016

Shelter, paintings by Simone Gurbo and Chelsea Gibson, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Kikuo Saito 1939 – 2016, paintings by Kikuo Saito, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Installation and Audio Text by Robert Wilson, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Folding / Unfolding: Brigitte Engler, Curated by Alex Rojas, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Lectures

2017

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Readings from The Book of Genesis According to St. Miguelito, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, New York, NY

2015

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

2014

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

Guest Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2013

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY 

2012

The Extended Narrative, Guest Lecturer, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2010

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2003

Guest Lecturer and Visiting Critic, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliography

2017

Hardnett, Raishad, “New York City’s Squatters: A History Beneath the Surface”, The Brooklyn Ink, November 22, 2017.

Douglas, Norman. “Interference: What’s the Big Idea?”, New York, NY, 2017.

Rojas, Alexandra. Interference: In Memory of Toyo Tsuchiya News Paper, Bullet Space, New York, NY, Ltd. Edition, 2017.

2015

Fractured Lives, Bullet Space: New York, NY, Ltd Edition, 2015. 

2014

“D(RAW) at Bullet Space”, The Brooklyn Rail, 2014

2013

Hammett, Jerilou (ed.), Wrigley, Maggie (ed.), The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World, University of New Mexico Press: New Mexico, 2013.

Rojas, Alexandra. Inform: Show Catalog, 24-6 Space, New York, NY, 2013.

Rojas, Alexandra. Alex Rojas Studio, Gilbertsville, New York, NY, 2013.

2012

McClermont, Doug, Top ‘Ten Shows”, Saatchi & Saatchi Magazine, 2012.

2011

Romos, Annett L., “The Mob Exhibition Opening at Bullet Space”, Vice, 2011.

McGlynn, Tom. “Arts Review of ‘Dismantled’”, M Magazine. Summer 2011.

2009

The Perfect Crime, 25 Years 1983-2008, Bullet Space: New York, NY, 2009.

Tribes Magazine, New York, NY, 2009.

2002

Tower #1, Tower #2, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2002.

2000

Zero Infinite/Finite, published limited edition artist book, New York, NY, 2000.

Global Fax Festival David Hammons Fax Book, Palacio de Cristal Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 2000.

Present Bullet Space: An Urban Artist Collaborative. New York, NY, 2000. (Ongoing)­­­­­

Selected Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Whitney Museum, New York, NY

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Fales Library, New York University, New York, NY